Josef R. Kurlinkus has been practicing law since 2007, and concentrates his practice in the areas of Municipal and Local Government Law, Zoning and Land Use, and Administrative Law, and serves as an Arbitrator in the Illinois 17th Judicial Circuit.  When working with municipal clients, Mr. Kurlinkus not only provides guidance on issues of general legal compliance, but also seeks to provide counsel to elected and appointed officials with the framing and implementation of their policy objectives. This includes assisting in the negotiation of annexation and economic incentive agreements to encourage structured growth and development, the utilization of grants and incentives made available by regional development agencies, and advising clients on matters of election law and ballot initiatives. Mr. Kurlinkus often assists staff and municipal officials in the implementation of employment and labor best practices to ensure compliance with state and federal employment regulations, including drafting employee handbooks and policies tailored to the specific needs and objectives of client employers. 

Josef R. Kurlinkus has been practicing law since 2007, and concentrates his practice in the areas of Municipal and Local Government Law, Zoning and Land Use, and Administrative Law, and serves as an Arbitrator in the Illinois 17th Judicial Circuit.  When working with municipal clients, Mr. Kurlinkus not only provides guidance on issues of general legal compliance, but also seeks to provide counsel to elected and appointed officials with the framing and implementation of their policy objectives. This includes assisting in the negotiation of annexation and economic incentive agreements to encourage structured growth and development, the utilization of grants and incentives made available by regional development agencies, and advising clients on matters of election law and ballot initiatives. Mr. Kurlinkus often assists staff and municipal officials in the implementation of employment and labor best practices to ensure compliance with state and federal employment regulations, including drafting employee handbooks and policies tailored to the specific needs and objectives of client employers. 

Mr. Kurlinkus also advocates on behalf of his municipal and corporate clients in civil court proceedings and before state and local administrative agencies.

Education:

J.D., UIC John Marshall Law School, Chicago Illinois (2007)
B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2003)

Bar Admissions:

State of Illinois (2007)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (2008)
State of Washington (2009)

Affiliations:

Illinois Municipal League
Illinois State Bar Association
American Planning Association